Iran’s new president Rohani dashes any hopes for Kurd autonomy

Kurdistan Tribune – 5.7.2013 – Iran’s newly-elected President Hassan Rohani has defied reality by telling the Voice of Iran news agency that Iran is “not a multi-ethnic state”.“Iran is one nation and one region and we are all Muslim”, he announced, dashing any hopes that his new ‘moderate’ presidency will make concessions to Kurds and other oppressed minorities in Iran. But this is no surprise because Rohani’s involvement in the massacre of Kurds in the 1980s is well-known.